Suzuki Sidekick - 1988
Suzuki Sidekick - 1988
Tiny Suzuki pioneered the segment with the Sidekick. With a traditional SUV body-on-frame construction, it was primitive compared to later unibody versions to come. GM sold a rebadged version, known as the Chevrolet Tracker, but without notable success. In 1999, the Sidekick was redesigned and renamed Grand Vitara, but its sales have slipped as the segment has grown. Edmunds says only 4,478 found buyers in 2010.

Last updated June 29 2011: 8:18 AM ET
Join the Conversation

The end of the tailfin era produced a landmark in awful car design. Here are 10 of the decade's most egregious examples of excess. More

Now that summer is here, it's time to reconsider one of the best reasons for hot weather: top-down motoring. Here are our top choice convertibles for the season. More

Find Your Next Car

Get the latest car news:

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.